In the last couple of months, there have been some rumors regarding whether 3D Touch will or will not be removed with iOS13. However, it turns out that the rumors are possibly untrue. An analyst in Barclays was the first to get the rumor mill churning by predicting the removal of 3D Touch.
Here are all of his predictions:
- 2019 iPhones: The trio of high-end 2019 iPhones will have relatively few design changes beyond additional rear camera lenses, with production set to ramp up in the typical July-August timeframe.
- 3D Touch removal: 3D Touch will be eliminated in all 2019 iPhones as Barclays previously predicted, possibly signaling a Haptic Touch expansion.
- iPhone XR 2: The next-generation iPhone XR will have 4GB of RAM, up from 3GB, as previously predicted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
- 2020 iPhones: 2020 iPhones will have more significant changes, including 5G support, 3D sensing via the rear camera system and acoustic fingerprint technology that could allow for full-screen Touch ID.
- iPhone SE 2: “A few suppliers” mentioned a potential second-generation iPhone SE with iPhone 8 internals in early 2020, but others had no knowledge of it.
- LG OLEDs: LG may become a secondary supplier of OLED displays for 2019 iPhones, with a 10-30 percent split of orders with Samsung, ahead of Apple transitioning all of its iPhones to OLED as early as 2020.
How do we Know?
For anyone who has used the beta version of iOS 13, you may have noticed that 3D Touch has been removed. instead, it was replaced with a long press, which felt a bit primitive for Apple. So, why? Why would Apple remove a useful feature and take a step backwards? Well, according to a recent tweet. It turns out it was just a bug! Apple have no intention of removing it with iOS 13. So, 3D Touch fans can rest easy, or can they? I guess we’ll find out in the next beta!